Australian New Crops Info 2016
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Keckiella ternata



This species is usually known as:

Keckiella ternata, Keckiella ternata var. septentrionalis


This species has also been known as:

Keckiella ternata subsp. ternata, Keckiella ternata var. ternata


Common names:

Scarlet Keckiella



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Keckiella ternata: 3]



Popularity of Keckiella ternata over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Keckiella ternata (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Keckiella ternata as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]



[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 34]


Scrophulariaceae (2), 6-hydroxyluteolin (1), Anon. (1993) for conifers (1), Braun-Blanquet approach (1), Chelone lyonii (1), chemotaxonomy (1), chloroplast DNA (1), Climax forest (1), flavones (1), flavonols (1), genetic variation (1), geographical distribution (1), Kartesz (1994) (1), Keckiella (1), Keckiella antirrhinoides (1), Keckiella breviflora (1), Keckiella cordifolia (1), Keckiella corymbosa (1), Keckiella lemmonii (1), Keckiella rothrockii (1), Keckiella ternata (1), molecular sequence data (1), Nothochelone nemorosa (1), nucleotide sequences (1), Pacific Forest (1), Penstemon (1), Penstemon centranthifolius (1), Penstemon dasyphyllus (1), phylogeny (1), Plant association (1), ribosomal DNA (1), Syntaxonomy (1), taxonomy (1)


[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]



Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]


timber (89.54), medicinal (1.33), fruit (0.97), poison (0.97), weed (0.74), ornamental (0.62), starch (0.44), cereal (0.31), nutraceutical (0.31), grain legume (0.31)…..


[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]



Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]


Uyeda KA, Stow DA, OLeary JF, Schmidt IT and Riggan PJ (2016) Spatial variation of fuel loading within varying aged stands of chaparral. Applied Vegetation Science 19, 267-279.

Villaseñor JL (2016) Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 559-902.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Keckiella ternata: 3; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Freeman CE, Harrison JS, Janovec JP and Scogin R (2003) Inferred phylogeny in Keckiella (Scrophulariaceae) based on noncoding chloroplast and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Systematic botany. 28, 782-790.

Peinado M, Aguirre JL and Delgadillo J (1997) Phytosociological, bioclimatic and biogeographical classification of woody climax communities of western North America. Journal of Vegetation Science 8, 505-528.

Mistretta O and Scogin R (1989) Foliar flavonoid aglycones of the genus Keckiella (Scrophulariaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 17, 455-457.


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Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service;DJ Mabberley (1997) The Plant Book, Cambridge University Press (Second Edition); JH Wiersma and B Leon (1999) World Economic Plants, CRC Press; RJ Hnatiuk (1990) Census of Australian Vascular Plants, Australian Government Publishing Service; for information: Science Direct; Wiley Online Library; High Wire; Oxford Journals; USDA National Agricultural Library; for synonyms: The Plant List; for common names:; etc.

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